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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-24
Corporate Name: Gulf Manufacturing & Lumber
Local Name:
Owner Name: Gulf Manufacturing & Lumber
Location: Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 65,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished products
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Not listed for 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill, and lumber yard by 1934.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: 1928: Texas & New Orleans, Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern, Beaumont, St Louis & Southwestern, Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: The Gulf Manufacturing & Lumber Company was listed in the 1928 edition of the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills and the Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934. In the latter year, it was noted to be a manufacturer of mill work and a marketer of retail lumber yard.
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson